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All that Happened in Nigeria Sports this week

Dumebi Ifeanyi



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Missed out on reading newspaper this week? Wondering how the sports world shaped up and how the Nigerian sports teams fared?

If you have been too engrossed playing games on your Betway mobile app and are wondering about the top news that happened this week, here is a recap of all that you need to know.

  1. The Super Eagles win AFCON Qualifier.

The Super Eagles qualifying for the AFCON has been the talk making rounds. The Nigerians were able to beat their counterparts Seychelles 3-0.

Ahmed Musa gave the Nigerians the first goal during the 15th minute. Consequently, in the same first half, Chidozie Awaziem added another goal.

The second half saw Odion Ighalo seal the deal for the Nigerians.

The Nigerians had a rough start after falling out of the FIFA World Cup. Currently, they are ranked third behind Libya and South Africa. Their next match will be in October when they face Libya. Nigeria’s Super Eagles are pulling up some great upsets in the recent past, and they are sure to go a long way.

  1. Golden Eaglets beat Niger.

The Golden Eagles had the upper hand when they beat Niger during the ongoing 2018 WAFU zone B U-17 qualifiers. They have now secured a place in the finals.

They will face Ghana who beat Cote d’Ivoire in the other semifinal. The Golden Eaglets had begun on a good start after beating Cote d’Ivoire 5-1.

The finals will be held on September 15. The winners will represent the zone later on in Tanzania at the 2019 U-17 AFCON.

  1. Anyimba gets CAF confederation quarterfinal opponents.

Nigeria sole representative in the CAF confederation will be facing Rwanda in their first leg. The quarterfinals with taking place in Kigali on September 16.

However, their very own defensive stalwart Mohammed Farouk will not be joining them. He is facing a suspension after getting two yellow cards.

The Rwandan side is positive that they can win against the Nigerians. The second leg will take place in Aba.

  1. Sweet and Sour for Table Tennis.

Aruna Quadri has just won his first ITTF African Championship. The events were held in Mauritius and his winning didn’t start there. Qaudri had earlier won the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open in Lagos.

He beat Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh to emerge the men’s singles champion for the first time.

However, for the women’s team, it was not their lucky streak as they lost to Egypt. But Funke Oshonaike and the rest of the women team have been acknowledged for their efforts.

  1. Aiteo Cup Round of 64 draws.

The draw was announced on the official Twitter handle of the National Football Federation. Aiteo fixtures have already been made.

Most teams who are in the first round have to earn a spot in the second round. However, lower league teams will be playing at home. This will be an added advantage for them.

Which of these events are you the most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.

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Updated on February 8, 2019 at 11:56 am

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